Metallurgy and Metal Forming

University of Duisburg-Essen

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
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The Metallurgy and Metal Forming M.Sc. at the University of Duisburg-Essen builds on the Bachelor's degree course of the same name. Graduates of that course will be further exposed to the principles of metallurgy and metal physics as they relate to the production and processing of metallic materials and to heat treatment and refining.  


In particular, Metallurgy and Metal Forming graduates at the University of Duisburg-Essen will be able to fulfil corporate managerial roles and communicate in a managerial capacity with customers and official bodies. As well as in-depth lectures on metallurgy, physical metallurgy, plastomechanics and thermodynamics, special lectures will cover process simulation, data processing and project management.

Graduates will enjoy excellent career prospects in managerial roles in the iron, steel and metal processing industries, or could go on to complete a doctorate in Germany or elsewhere. 

Principal employment areas include metal manufacturing, with a focus on the iron and steel industry and its related processing activities. Graduates may also find employment in companies where metallic materials are used in manufacturing, production and processing. These include consultancies specializing in construction-related mechanical engineering concerning metallic materials; companies specializing in heat treatment processing for volume-oriented or surface-oriented materials; and the many branches of the metal processing industry, such as bodywork and parts manufacture for the automotive sector.

Graduates will:

  • Develop an awareness of advanced theory;
  • Develop advanced knowledge and skills in materials technology;
  • Develop advanced knowledge and skills in production technology;
  • Be able to pursue their preference for a commercial or academic career via their choice of electives;
  • Have an enhanced general education with advanced language skills in German or English as well as increased employability from learning team-working and communication skills.
  • Have demonstrated that they can apply scientific methods to deal independently with problems of materials technology (or its application in another area of engineering) within a specific timeframe, and be able to present the issues clearly.


Accredited by ASIIN

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Non-Technical Subjects 
  • Tensor Calculus
  • Testing of Metallic Materials
  • Recycling of Oxidic and Metallic Materials
  • Computer Application in Metallurgy and Metal Forming
  • Production Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in German


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in an appropriate subject area
  • with adequate length of studies and
  • with an average mark of at least 2.5 issued in Germany or a foreign equivalent.
  • When enrolling, applicants must prove that they have knowledge of the German and English language according to the completed level B2 of the European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


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Metallurgy and Metal Forming
University of Duisburg-Essen


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